The 44th London Critics’ Circle Film Awards have announced their nominations, with Andrew Haigh’s “All of Us Strangers” leading the pack with nine nods. Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” follows closely with seven nominations. These films, along with other notable works such as Celine Song’s “Past Lives” and Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie,” are among the top contenders for the prestigious Film of the Year award.
The nominations reflect a diverse range of cinematic achievements. Films like Yorgos Lanthimos’ “Poor Things” and Jonathan Glazer’s “The Zone of Interest” have each garnered six nominations.
The acting categories are brimming with talent, featuring names like Andrew Scott, Paul Giamatti, Cillian Murphy, and Emma Stone. Jeffrey Wright, nominated for lead actor in “American Fiction,” will also receive the Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film.
The nominations were unveiled at a special event in London’s May Fair Hotel, hosted by actors Jing Lusi and Ényì Okoronkwo. The awards ceremony, scheduled for February 4, 2024, promises to be a significant event in the film industry calendar, celebrating outstanding achievements in filmmaking.
Rich Cline, chair of the Critics’ Circle Film Section, emphasized the meticulous selection process, noting that the nominees represent the best films of 2023, as chosen by critics who take the time to watch all of the year’s films. He also hinted at a special new award to be announced soon.
The London Critics’ Circle Film Awards, voted on by the 210-member film section of the Critics’ Circle, the U.K.’s longest-standing critics’ organization, recognize films released in cinemas or on premiere streaming services from mid-February 2023 to mid-February 2024.
These awards hold a unique place in the industry, often highlighting films and performances that might be overlooked by other award bodies.
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